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Grace's GI Follow Up

Today we went to meet Grace's new GI doctor. Her old one moved away and we were sad to have to switch (he was awesome). We were so relieved when we met our new doctor that he is best friends with our old doctor. He is as nice and thorough as our old doc. That was a huge help!

We discussed her status and agreed that she does need to stay on the Prevacid for a while longer. We also talked about the "lactose intolerance" and the vomiting episode this month. He said that he is very hesitant to call it an intolerance when it presented more like an allergy. Top that with the fact that in our household she doesn't really get much milk so we wouldn't really know if she did have a true allergy. He is sending us back to the allergist to have her tested for a true milk allergy. At least if that is the case we know what to do...

If she doesn't have a true milk allergy she will have to go to the main hospital for a lactose breath test. The doc explained that it isn't invasive but it is a long test and can be a pain when kids are so young. Not sure whether I want to avoid that or not. Doesn't sound fun but neither does another child with a food allergy.

The second issue is increasing her fiber intake. He didn't love the fact that she tends to be constipated (although he said that generally speaking that tends to happen in people who eat a lot of soy). So we are starting her on Miralax in hopes that it will help. He doesn't feel comfortable taking her off of the Prevacid until we have that under control.

The good thing is she is stable and nothing huge is being changed for now. The bad thing is as usual it has led to more doctors and more tests.

2 comments:

ferfischer 3:07 PM  

You know - we have chronic constipation problems with both twins, even on totally different diets. (Guess it's genetic with them!). Anyway - I've found that dr. pepper hides prune juice. And we use a lot of miralax, but also just added Benefiber, and that seems to work well too!

Kristen 7:54 PM  

F - Hmmm... Dr. Pepper and prune juice... I could sell Grace on anything if she was allowed a sip of soda. :D

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